McCain. Mr. Straight Talk Express. Its called the McCain-Feingold Act. You spent beyond the limit after accepting the matching funds. Messing with campaign finance law is much worse than hiring a hooker. You don't get to use it as collateral then change your mind later any more than a homeowner does.
I hope you can explain this better than just oops. We cannot afford another President oops.
McCain Confident Campaign Reform Will Withstand Constitutional ChallengeDecember 4, 2002
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today made the following statement concerning the oral arguments that begin today on the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA): Presidential Spending Limits for 2008
"The campaign finance reform law is a major step forward in restoring citizens' faith in our nation's electoral system. I am pleased that this case is proceeding expeditiously. This is a good law, it is a legally sound law, and it is a fair law that profits our political system. I am confident that this necessary reform will withstand the constitutional challenge."
As one of the conditions for receiving public funding, Presidential candidates must agree to abide by certain spending limitations. The limits applicable to publicly funded candidates running in 2008 are listed below.
For additional information on the public funding program, please consult our brochure Public Funding of Presidential Elections.
General Election Limit: $84.1 million
Overall Primary Limit: $42.05 million